Chief Executive Officer

Off The Record
£60k - £65k dependent on experience
Closing Date: 
Monday, 16 October, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

To support our continued growth, OTR is working in partnership with Moon Executive Search to find an exceptional CEO to provide active and visible leadership, support a diverse team, and build strategic relationships whilst delivering robust financial management. The CEO will have a wide range of responsibilities, spanning operational leadership, strategy development, and funding. Some of the key responsibilities are listed below:

  • To provide OTR with an over-arching leadership and strategic focus.
  • To establish and manage key political relationships, partnerships, and contracts with various stakeholders across voluntary and public sectors.
  • To ensure and oversee a strategy for diverse and sustainable income generation that supports OTR’s strategic plan.
  • To ensure and oversee robust financial management of resources.

The successful candidate will be resilient and adaptable, with substantial leadership experience. Ideally, the candidate will have professional training in child and adolescent mental health, as well as knowledge of and experience in business, social enterprise, fundraising, and donor management in related fields.

The new CEO must be value-led with a commitment to equality and inclusivity and be able to anticipate and lead the organisation through the ever-changing landscape of young people’s mental health.

We’re interested in hearing from individuals with senior leadership experience who have a deep personal commitment and passion for the mental health and well-being of young people.

For further details and to apply, please contact Vanessa Moon or Simon Quinn for a briefing pack via quoting reference MC2385.


OTR & Benefits

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The charity is at an exciting stage of its 59-year history and is proud to be reaching more young people than ever before (over 20,000) across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset with creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support.

Click here to find out more about what we do

Our approach to mental health is grounded in a set of beliefs and assumptions that underpins all of our work. We believe in celebrating diversity, empowering and mobilising young people to make change, and that catering to the unique strengths, interests and circumstances surrounding young people is key. Our approach centres on collaboration and partnership, building relationships between individuals, peers and communities.

Each day is as engaging and fulfilling as the last, and with a network of supportive, community minded people, we hope you’ll feel welcome here. As a thank you, we like to compensate our employees for the important work they do with a range of benefits including a flexible leave policy (38 days), healthcare cost assistance with HealthShield, flexible and hybrid working arrangements, enhanced sick pay, parental leave, continual training and development, free yoga and reiki, and more (subject to contractual terms and conditions).

A Willingness to Work with Difference

At OTR, whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work in a way that is anti-oppressive and inclusive. A key focus for OTR is to develop an organisation that is inclusive for all. We do not claim to be experts in this but are committed to continuous learning and improvement in these areas and invite you to join us on this journey.

OTR recognises the benefits to individual practice and organisational credibility of having a diverse community of staff and volunteers and to this end, is continually working towards building and maintaining an environment which values and pursues diversity accordingly.

We recognise that tackling systemic inequality, prejudice, racism and oppressive practice requires each of us to actively engage, self-examine and make changes where necessary, in order to improve access and ensure an equitable experience for all in society, and all of those who come through our doors at OTR.

How to Apply: 

Applications should be submitted through the Moon Executive Search's website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity of the people we work with.